Public Comment Sought on Moving Prison in Draper

Public Comment Sought on Moving Prison in Draper

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DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- The Utah Station Prison could soon move from Draper to a new location in Utah.

Next week, the state's Department of Administrative Services will begin seeking offers to study the land's value in Draper and the cost of building a prison elsewhere.

Until then, the department will take public comment on any issues Utah residents think a consultant should address.

Governor Huntsman mentioned the idea of moving the prison while campaigning last year.

He said growth in the south end of Salt Lake County made the prospect of relocating the facility more attractive because the land value could offset the price tag. However, Huntsman cautioned that a feasibility study would be needed.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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